Britney Spears says she had an abortion whereas courting Justin Timberlake greater than 20 years in the past.
The revelation got here from an excerpt of the US pop star’s upcoming memoir – a number of extracts which have been printed on Tuesday by Individuals journal.
Within the excerpt, Spears described the being pregnant as a “shock”, however wrote: “For me, it wasn’t a tragedy.
“However Justin undoubtedly wasn’t glad in regards to the being pregnant. He stated we weren’t able to have a child in our lives, that we have been manner too younger.
“If it had been left as much as me alone, I by no means would have executed it.”
She additionally described the abortion as “one of the crucial agonising issues I’ve ever skilled in my life”.
Sky Information has reached out to representatives for Spears and Timberlake for remark.
Spears, a prolific consumer of social media, has not posted to Instagram or X, previously generally known as Twitter, for the reason that Individuals journal story was printed.
The singer was 17 when she began courting then NSYNC star, Timberlake, in 1999. The pair have been collectively till 2002.
It’s unclear from the excerpts when the being pregnant occurred.
Spears went on to have two kids with the rapper and dancer Kevin Federline, who she married in 2004.
Nonetheless, she was later positioned below a court-ordered conservatorship – principally below the supervision of her father Jamie Spears – after public breakdowns.
The controversial legal arrangement ruled Spears’ life for greater than 13 years, permitting her father to manage her freedom and funds.
It resulted in late 2021 after a swelling #FreeBritney motion that helped safe new limits on conservatorships in California.
Her tell-all memoir, titled The Girl In Me, can be printed in October.
Based on the ebook’s writer, it will likely be a “courageous and astonishingly transferring story about freedom, fame, motherhood, survival, religion, and hope”.
The ebook deal – reported to be price as a lot as $15m (£11m) – will even cowl the singer’s battle to finish her conservatorship.
Asserting the ebook in July, she wrote in a publish on social media: “It is coming, my story, on my phrases, finally.”
Its publication comes simply months after the 41-year-old’s divorce from Sam Asghari was introduced.
The pair married in June final 12 months at her house in Los Angeles in a ceremony the place the company included Madonna and Drew Barrymore.